The Province of Munster

Munster is derived from ‘Mumhan’ means The Land of Mumha’s men’, Mumha being a Celtic goddess. It was anglicised with the Norman suffix “-ster” being a Nordic word for ‘state or land’. So you end up with Munster.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in the province of Munster

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork

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An island paradise, World famous gardens & Friendly seals Garinish Island, also known as 'Ilnacullin' or 'Island of holly’ in Irish, is located in the sheltered harbor of Glengarriff in west Cork. The [...]

Garinish Island, Glengarriff. County Cork2019-06-25T18:21:26+00:00

The Gap of Dunloe. County Kerry est 1760

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The original and possibly the most spectacular tourist trail in Ireland The Gap of Dunloe has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning mountain pass [...]

The Gap of Dunloe. County Kerry est 17602019-06-25T19:02:19+00:00

Roscrea Castle, Roscrea. County Tipperary 1281

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Attacked, burnt and destroyed with everyone killed (except one!) This National Monument is Roscrea Castle. This was originally the site of a motte and bailey fortification known as King John's Castle. It was [...]

Roscrea Castle, Roscrea. County Tipperary 12812019-06-25T19:57:25+00:00

Knockeen Portal Tomb, Knockeen, County Waterford

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One of Ireland's finest portal tombs with 2 capstones still intact The Knockeen Dolmen is one of Ireland’s finest portal tombs. It stands 13-feet high in the middle of a hedgerow bordering two fields and [...]

Knockeen Portal Tomb, Knockeen, County Waterford2019-12-07T12:41:27+00:00

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 1142

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One of Ireland's largest and most impressive castles, Excalibur & Cromwell Cahir Castle was originally a Gaelic stronghold that belonged to Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond who built a fortification here on an [...]

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 11422019-06-25T21:14:46+00:00

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.1460

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Killarney's finest & most romantic castle Ross Castle was built sometime in the late 15th century by the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains and was surrounded by a fortified bawn, curtain walls and circular flanking [...]

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.14602019-06-25T20:56:00+00:00

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 1812

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One of the finest examples of a 'cottage ornee' in Europe Fantasy houses such as Swiss Cottage were popular with the gentry in the 19th century where they could play at being peasants [...]

Swiss Cottage, Cahir. County Tipperary 18122019-06-25T21:02:03+00:00

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 1195

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The 1st, largest and one of the most important Augustinian houses in Ireland Clare Abbey was founded in 1195 and is situated on an elevated site beside the Fergus River. This was the [...]

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 11952019-06-25T21:18:59+00:00

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 1682

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One of the largest and finest British military installations in Ireland Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort and is was one of the largest British military [...]

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 16822019-06-25T21:30:54+00:00

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 1863

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One of Waterford's most famous landmarks with great timing The Waterford Clock Tower was built in 1863 when Waterford was Ireland's busiest industrial port. It had the largest ship building yards in the [...]

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 18632019-06-26T06:00:54+00:00

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 2013

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Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum This stunning new museum was built in 2013. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and is also the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval [...]

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 20132019-06-26T06:02:35+00:00

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 1785

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Once a global trading powerhouse & Ireland's most exquisite Georgian staircase. Waterford is Ireland's oldest city and has always been one of the main gateways into the country for people and ideas since [...]

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 17852019-08-18T13:53:17+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

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One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland containing the oldest piece of Waterford Glass The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 to the designs of the famous architect [...]

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 17412019-06-26T09:57:03+00:00

The River Shannon (224miles from Cavan to Limerick)

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The longest river in Ireland & Great Britain has an ancient monster in it! The River Shannon is 360 km (224 miles) and is by far the longest river in Ireland and is [...]

The River Shannon (224miles from Cavan to Limerick)2019-06-26T21:47:40+00:00

Carrantuohill Mountain, County Kerry 1,038.6 metres (3,407ft)

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Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill in co. Kerry is Ireland's highest mountain standing at 1,038 m or 3,406 ft. It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range and is topped by a large [...]

Carrantuohill Mountain, County Kerry 1,038.6 metres (3,407ft)2019-07-26T07:49:53+00:00

Hore Abbey, Cashel. County Tipperary 1266

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Paranoid dreams of killer monks, Benedictines and Yew trees Hore Abbey is located in a beautiful setting underneath in a field under the watchful eye of the Rock of Cashel in co. Tipperary. [...]

Hore Abbey, Cashel. County Tipperary 12662019-06-27T06:23:48+00:00

The Treaty Stone, Thomond Bridge. Limerick City 1865

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A battle, A siege, A truce & The Flight of the Wild Geese After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 the remainder of James II's defeated army retired to Limerick under the [...]

The Treaty Stone, Thomond Bridge. Limerick City 18652019-06-27T11:57:23+00:00

Quin Abbey, Quin. County Clare 1433

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A former Norman castle, The Mac Namara's, Cromwell and interesting architectural features Quin Abbey is located in the village of Quin in co.Clare. It dates from 1433 and was built on the site [...]

Quin Abbey, Quin. County Clare 14332019-06-27T12:02:43+00:00

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.1216

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One of Ireland's finest keeps with a turbulent history Nenagh Castle is located in Nenagh in co.Tipperary. It was built c.1216 and was the main castle of the Butler family for 200 years [...]

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.12162019-06-27T12:20:40+00:00

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. County Clare 1850

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Eamon de Valera & A Russian cannon This listed building is Ennis Courthouse. It was built in 1850 in a neoclassical style to the designs of Joseph B Keane and Henry Whitestone. The [...]

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. County Clare 18502019-06-27T12:22:28+00:00

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 1168

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The oldest and most beautiful building in Limerick City St Mary's Cathedral dates back to 1168 making it the oldest building in Limerick City predating King John's Castle. This was previously the site [...]

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 11682019-06-27T12:51:03+00:00

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 1467

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The Vikings, The O'Briens, Dungeons & a No.1 tourist attraction Bunratty Castle is located in the village of Bunratty in County Clare. This is one of the most impressive castles and one of [...]

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 14672019-06-27T12:53:19+00:00

Adare Manor, Adare. County Limerick 1864

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One of the most beautiful and finest hotels in Ireland Adare Manor is located in the beautiful village of Adare in co.Limerick. These lands were once owned by the powerful Norman Fitzgerald family [...]

Adare Manor, Adare. County Limerick 18642019-06-27T12:57:27+00:00

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 1200

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Once regarded as the most beautiful city in Ireland, King John & A city under siege This strategic location on the banks of the Shannon has been a stronghold for thousands of years. [...]

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 12002019-06-27T13:03:46+00:00

Knappogue Castle, Quin. County Clare 1467

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One of the finest examples of a medieval tower house in Ireland Knappogue Castle is located near the village of Quin in co.Clare. It was was built in 1467 by Sean MacNamara and [...]

Knappogue Castle, Quin. County Clare 14672019-06-28T17:16:51+00:00